Qualcomm bets on all reds – After Ferrari, now partner with Manchester United

Last February, Qualcomm Technologies became a premium partner of the Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 team and the Ferrari eSports team. This big leap in the sport was understandable as it was contiguous with the fact that Qualcomm was targeting the automotive sector on a grand scale, and the collaboration meant that Ferrari would use the Snapdragon Digital Chassis in its cars. Previously, Qualcomm had partnered with Mercedes.

And now Qualcomm has jumped into a completely different sporting arena. Football, to be more precise. The company announced that it is now the official global partner of English football club Manchester United. Qualcomm’s multi-year strategic collaboration with Manchester United will primarily highlight the Snapdragon brand.

Tata Play to Bring Hindi Dubbing of South Indian Films

There is a paradox in the Indian film industry right now.

The biggest market is the Hindi-speaking states. The most popular content is from the South Indian film industries. South Indian films are outperforming Bollywood films at the box office nationally. On OTT, thanks to subtitles and dubbed versions, South Indian content is being consumed even more easily. The national success of films like Vikram, RRRKGF-2 and series like Suzhal – The Vortex are proof of that. It is instructive to know that the Hindi version of RRR is the best performing Indian movie on Netflix.

Updated 10th generation iPad design found in CAD files

Apple may be redesigning its entry-level iPad this year after a long time. Many of the iPad models have been completely redesigned, except for the original iPad series.

The design of the next tablet PC was seen in CAD files, according to a report (opens in new tab) by MySmartPrice. From what we can see in the renders, Apple will keep the chassis similar to current iPad models. We can see the curved edges with the square body and the addition of speakers on top as well. This is a departure from the 9th generation iPad that only comes with two speakers at the bottom.

Massive Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 leak suggests it could beat Apple Watch 8

Samsung’s second big launch of 2022 is just around the corner, with the company holding an event on August 10th where we expect to see the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 and the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 line-up – and those watches are on the way. becoming true highlights of the show.

At this point, there’s not much we don’t know about wearables, assuming the recent leaks we’ve seen are accurate, and a massive new leak has just surfaced in WinFuture (opens in new tab)which consists of an almost complete spec list along with supposedly official marketing photos.

The biggest news in this leaked information is the battery capacities, with the 40mm Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 apparently having a 284mAh battery, the 44mAh model having a 410mAh battery, and the 45mm Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro. apparently getting a massive 590mAh battery.

A leaked image of a 40mm model on the left and a 44mm model on the right (Image credit: WinFuture)

These capacities would be greater than the battery capacities of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 range and also greater than previous leaks have suggested. They would apparently allow 50 hours of life on the standard models and up to 80 hours in the case of the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro, which would be even better than the three days of life we ​​previously heard it could manage.

India will make iPhone 14 from launch – Apple takes India seriously

In what is a major milestone in building a supply base outside of China for Apple devices, its imminent iPhone 14 will be shipped simultaneously from factories in China and India at launch. Up until now, iPhones, at the time of their launch, were mostly deployed at the factory of contract manufacturers in China.

This is the first time Apple has chosen to have iPhones come almost simultaneously from factories in China and India.

HBO Max and Discovery Plus will form a new super streamer by 2023

The newly created entertainment giant Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) has outlined its bold plans to merge HBO Max and Discovery Plus into a single streaming service.

speaking in the last company earnings call (opens in new tab)WBD executive JB Perrette has announced ambitions to launch the as-yet-unnamed platform by 2023 in the US.

Xbox Game Pass family plan is real and will save you money

Microsoft has unveiled a new Xbox Game Pass tier that will allow families and groups to sign up at a deep discount.

An Xbox Game Pass family plan has been rumored for several months now, with Microsoft finally confirming the news in a test release. Xbox Insiders in Colombia and Ireland will be the first to try it. It allows up to five people to share Xbox Game Pass Ultimate benefits as long as they live in the same country.

Warner Bros. MCU-style plan Discovery won’t work

During its Q2 2022 earnings report presentation, Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) – the newly merged entertainment corporation – has revealed its plans to build a Marvel Cinematic Universe-style franchise for its own superhero film series. That being the case, the DC Extended Universe (DCEU), which is later expected to undergo a significant reboot.

Wait, Warner Bros. Haven’t you already tried that? Yes, with a lineup of films led by Zack Snyder before the studio shelved those plans in favor of a disconnected project approach and multiverse style. That plan was relatively successful, but now that Warner Bros. and Discovery have joined forces, it’s a model that’s being sidelined for an MCU-like franchise.

Expect even cheaper 4K TVs soon, thanks to a perfect storm for price drops

Over the past few months, we’ve covered behind-the-scenes news from the TV industry that screen prices have been consistently falling, which has the potential to mean big drops in TV prices later in the year. That’s because the TVs currently being produced from components that have dropped in price will be on shelves by the end of the year – ready for big sales events, including Black Friday. This means that discounts can be even bigger than usual.

We’ve already seen signs of this – the price war between LG and Samsung is heating up even faster than usual.

After the shocking cancellation of First Kill, the showrunner has hit Netflix

A few days after news broke that Netflix had canceled teen drama First Kill, the show’s showrunner has spoken out and has a few words for the streaming giant.

The teen drama, which premiered in the second week of June, was scrapped on Tuesday (August 2) when Netflix revealed there would be no second season of the show. This cancellation came on the back of some pretty scathing criticism, even though the Netflix series seemed to resonate with audiences.